The refreshing, colorful abstractions by Kristina Zallinger bubble forth with energy, movement and a zest for life. Working with acrylic, as well as mixed media, she builds up layers of dots, wiggling lines and daubs of pure pigment to create a dynamic textured surface on canvas or panel. She achieves a near sculptural quality with this method, the flat surface of the under-painting contrasts wonderfully with the impasto brushwork that is added above. A daring colorist, Zallinger’s effervescent palette includes deep hues of violet and blue coupled with neon greens, yellows and oranges. In fact, color has become a driving force behind Zallinger’s creativity. “Once the paint is on the brush, it is left up to it to form the painting,” she explains. “Although I am directing, the final result is a collaboration.”
Kristina Zallinger is very active in the arts community in Connecticut where she resides, selling her artwork and exhibiting frequently. Recently acquiring representation in Manhattan, Zallinger’s career in the arts continues to gain momentum.